Monday, June 25, 2012

Nidiffer Wins Number 7 In MMBA Competition

June 29, 2012


By: Mark Martin

BUDWEISER MICHIGAN MAJORS

Craig Nidiffer of Trenton won his seventh Budweiser Michigan Majors title with a 227-200 triumph over Carleton Chambers of Detroit at Five Star Lanes in Sterling Heights.

Nidiffer was the top qualifier after six games with 1,474, but fell to the fourth seed for the stepladder finals during the semi-final round. In the stepladder finals he beat Mike Norris Jr. of Melvindale 211-204, Abed Daher of Dearborn 225-211 and Bob Chamberlain Jr. of Holly 216-206 to advance. Nidiffer took home $1,000 for the win.

Chambers moved to the top seed to the stepladder finals in the semi-final round but couldn’t solver Nidiffer. Chambers received $600.

Chamberlain cashed for $500, Daher $400 and Norris Jr. $300.

The next MMBA event will be August 18 at Galaxy Lanes in Grand Blanc.

For more information contact Ken Charrette at (586) 775-2414.

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NATIONAL SENIOR BOWLING ASSOCIATION

Dick Selgo of Archbold, Ohio picked up his fourth National Senior Bowling Association title with a 233-215 win over Doug Spicer of Canton at Merri Bowl Lanes in Livonia.

Selgo took home the top prize of $1,000 after advancing to the championship match with victories over Steve Mulka of Macomb Township 212-197, Marc Fagenson of Huntington Woods 225-205 and Nick Beelaard of Canada 265-171.

Spicer settled for $500. He beat Greg Cohen of Livonia 228-215, John Thomasma of Kalamazoo 247-232 and Steve Sears of Michigan Center 230-203 on his way to the final match.

Oakland County seniors who cashed were Mike McCleskey of Southfield for $120, Marc Fagenson of Huntington Woods $120, Jim McPhail $100 and Bill Haynes of Rochester Hills $70.

The next NSBA tournament will be July 14 at Bowl One Lanes in Troy. For more information contact Phil Horowitz at (248) 489-1333, e-mail prh300@aol.com or visit www.nationalseniorbowling.com.


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HONOR SCORES
300 Games
Date, Name, Hometown, Center, League
June 5, Gregory Smith, Southfield, Bronco Lanes, Chrysler Tuesday Morning Trio
June 5, Gregory Smith, Southfield, Bronco Lanes, Chrysler Tuesday Morning Trio
June 7, Timothy Hooks, Pontiac, 300 Bowl, Thursday Morning Shooters
June 10, Consuelo Cleveland, Ferndale, Wayne Bowl, Annie’s Tournament
June 11, Richard Arpke, Clarkston, Cherry Hill Lanes North, Monday Men’s Trio
June 14, Edward Harris III, Detroit, Plum Hollow Lanes, Jammin’ Partners
June 16, Dana Bray, Warren, Plum Hollow Lanes, CBC Honors Tournament
June 17, Daniel Wagner, Troy, Hazel Park Bowl, Hamtramck Singles Classic


800 Series
Date, Name (Score), Hometown, Center, League
June 5, Gregory Smith (813), Southfield, Bronco Lanes, Chrysler Tuesday Morning Trio
June 6, Josh Coklow (821), Detroit, Plum Hollow Lanes, Wednesday Nite Mixed
June 14, Edward Harris III (812), Detroit, Plum Hollow Lanes, Jammin’ Partners




Mark Martin writes a weekly bowling column for The Oakland Press and is the association manager of the Metro Detroit USBC Association. He can be reached at (248) 443-2695, faxed at (248) 443-2690 or e-mailed at mark.martin@mdusbc.com.

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